Working class Illinoisans are struggling. According to the Heartland Alliance, over a third of Illinoisans live in poverty or are considered low-income. In order to afford a simple one-bedroom apartment, they must work an average of 81 hours per week.
UnidosUS' Janet Murguia Keynotes Forum's 'Latinos on the Move' Event
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth took part in a roundtable discussion with Latino community leaders hosted by the Latino Policy Forum in Pilsen recently.
Summer is once again upon us and as the daylight lasts longer it brings about an increased vibrancy. I urge you to harness this energy, focus it on civic engagement and make this a summer of positive change in your community.
The President’s first months in office have brought about great challenges. While there is fear and sadness among many Latinos, I’m reminded of how important it is to remain hopeful.
As we look toward a new year, we must work together to eliminate these divides in our nation.